Canary Wharf’s ‘Pawfect’ BTR Development, Pet-Friendly 8 Water Street, Launches – 19.10.20

Canary Wharf Group’s residential leasing arm, Vertus, has announced it is launching its first pet-friendly building, 8 Water Street. The development is the second of three brand-new build-to-rent (BtR) schemes to launch in Canary Wharf. As well as being pet-friendly, residents can expect benefits such as tenancy terms that suit their needs, with flexible deposit options and an exceptional range of amenities, including family friendly and pet friendly spaces, as well as exclusive events. Apartments at 8 Water Street are available from £1,950pcm.

Alastair Mullens, Head of Vertus comments, “We’re really pleased to announce the launch of our second BTR building in Canary Wharf’s new district Wood Wharf, a vibrant and restful waterside community.

“As the first pet-friendly BTR building in Canary Wharf, we expect to see a strong demand for these apartments as there are very few properties of this quality available on the rental market, which also have the option of keeping pets.

“8 Water Street is much more than just a pet-friendly BTR building. Much like 10 George Street, 8 Water Street will provide a fantastic experience, exceptional amenities, five-star apartments and a high-quality lifestyle for those who chose to rent with Vertus.” 

8 Water Street is a collection of 174 units ranging from studio to three-bedroom apartments. The building itself, designed by award-winning architecture firm Stanton-Williams has a low-rise character which intimately connects residents to the water and green spaces below.

Complementing the exterior aesthetic, the interiors have been designed to the highest standard by Goddard Littlefair who have created luxurious, yet functional spaces for residents. Each apartment showcases the best in open-plan living and accentuates the natural light throughout, with floor to ceiling windows and either a terrace or balcony, the perfect place for watching the world go by with a coffee. Apartments also feature wooden floors, heated floors in the bathroom and high-specification appliances throughout. Furnished by Accouter Group of Companies, residents have the option of painting the walls of their apartment, making the place really feel like home.

In addition, 8 Water Street comprises 2,917 sq. ft. of Vertus Plus amenity space, which includes a private rentable dining room, residents lounge and a snug / TV room, perfect for a family film afternoon on a Sunday. 8 Water Street also boasts an expansive roof terrace, the largest outdoor space in the Vertus portfolio and shared private gardens, both great spaces for giving pets their daily exercise. There will also been concierge on hand 24/7 to help with residents’ every need.

8 Water Street, along with Vertus’ first building, 10 George Street, set a precedent for BTR developments across the capital; by creating a lifestyle that’s hard to beat in Canary Wharf’s new district, Wood Wharf.

The new district, Wood Wharf, will house up to 3,600 new homes, 350,000sq. ft of retail space and nine acres of public spaces, adding to the already extensive offering of Canary Wharf. Already well-connected by the Jubilee and DLR lines, the arrival of the Elizabeth line will make Canary Wharf even more accessible.

Show apartments at 8 Water Street will be available for potential residents to view from £1,950. For more information about Vertus or 8 Water Street visit or contact


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Notes to Editors

About Vertus

Vertus is part of Canary Wharf Group. Over the last 30 years the Group has serviced the world’s blue-chip corporate and retail tenants whilst undertaking the design, construction and management of the ever-growing Estate.

Canary Wharf Group has built this reputation by providing exceptional service through estate management, building management, public space management and security.

Canary Wharf’s new district, Wood Wharf, will provide up to 3,600 new homes, 2m sq ft of office space, 350,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space and over nine acres of public spaces, squares and parks. There will also be a GP surgery and a two-form primary school for 420 children.

Vertus will manage all aspects of the build-to-rent developments on the Estate. The Vertus portfolio currently consists of three buildings which are under construction, totalling 1,137 build-to-rent residential apartments.

Vertus will manage the residential leasing and management of the buildings and the individual apartments. Vertus will be dedicated to meeting the needs of their customers and residents by providing a superlative service, 24 hours a day and 365 days per year.

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About Canary Wharf Group:

Canary Wharf Group has overseen the largest urban regeneration project in Europe and is a fully integrated private real estate company that develops, manages and currently owns interests in approximately 7.7 million square feet of office space, 0.9 million square feet of retail and 327 completed Build to Rent units.

The company’s current £3.8 billion development pipeline is composed of 1.0 million square feet of office/retail properties, and over 3,500 new homes: for sale, for rent, intermediate and affordable. It currently has 2.7 million square feet under construction today, and 2.5 million square feet in planning, with a further planning opportunity for North Quay of 3.8 million square feet for mixed use development.

Canary Wharf Group is an industry leader in sustainability including purchasing 100% renewable electricity for the Estate since 2012 and zero waste going to landfill from the managed Estate since 2009.
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